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Franny's to Close Pizzeria After 14 Years in Brooklyn, Owners Say

By Rachel Holliday Smith | July 14, 2017 3:39pm | Updated on July 17, 2017 7:17am
 Franny's pizzeria in Brooklyn is closing on Aug. 20, its owners said.
Franny's pizzeria in Brooklyn is closing on Aug. 20, its owners said.
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PARK SLOPE — Franny’s will soon serve its last slice.

The popular Flatbush Avenue pizza spot will close in August after 14 years in the area, the restaurant owners announced on Friday.

“It has been a true pleasure and honor to be able to cook for and serve our community for all these years,” said owners Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg in an online message. “You have filled our restaurant with so much joy, and inspired our team to work hard and with care and passion every single day.”

The restaurant’s last day will be Aug. 20, the husband-and-wife team said, while hinting that Franny’s “will continue in some way in the future,” but did not go into specifics.

They said the pizza shop’s space — at 348 Flatbush Ave. near Sterling Place —  will soon be turned into a new restaurant created by their “longtime friend and fan” Joe Campanale, a Manhattan restaurateur who operates Dell’anima, L’Artusi and the wine bar Anfora.

Franny’s was one of several eateries Stephens and Feinberg opened in the neighborhood over the years. The pizzeria's original location was at 295 Flatbush Ave., now home to Rose’s Bar and Grill. Other ventures include Marco’s, a short-lived trattoria, and BKLYN Larder, which is currently still operating nearby on Flatbush Avenue.